Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
My name is A.K. Williamson and I am a debut author. I run the blog, “Cutting Edge Horror,” where I review movies, TV shows, and books in the horror genre.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
“The Citizen” is my first book. It is more of a dystopian novel, but it does have elements of horror, as well. It was inspired by a dream that I had a few years ago. Most of my writing is inspired by my dreams, but this was the first one I was able to make into a full-length novel.
What are you working on now?
I am working on the sequel to “The Citizen” right now. I have a lot of great ideas for the story and I am excited to see how it turns out!
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I use Twitter a lot. It might not be the best method for promotion, but it is a low-pressure way to connect with readers and other authors. Besides, I have too much fun with the GIFS!
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Be persistent and never give up. If you keep at it, even a little bit every day, you are closer to your goals than before.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
The best advice I have ever heard was in the form of a quote. It is: “Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.” It is a quote by Earl Nightingale. It influenced me to be brave enough to take the plunge into putting my work out there. I figured that I could be stagnant and only dream of becoming a writer, or I could get out there and actually do it.
What’s next for you as a writer?
I will be finishing “The Citizen” series, and then I have a few short stories that I want to finish and publish. Other than that, I will be writing for my blog.